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Want to start developing for Windows Phone, but not yet taken the plunge?

Then this free day of training is the quickest way to find out all you need to know.

The Windows Phone Camps will show you how to learn and build Windows Phone apps from scratch. You'll be guided through the development process with a series of hands-on workshops and short tutorials, with some seasoned experts to give you one on one help when you need it. There'll be topics like; Introduction to Windows Phone Development, Controls & Control Toolkit, Execution Model, Storing Data, Launchers & Choosers, Accessing Cloud Services, Marketplace & Submission. Also, there will be informal Mango tutorial sessions on offer covering topics such as Multi-tasking, Debugging & Profiling, Motion API, Advertising SDK and Sockets. There's even an introductory design session to help you make your app look its best. Just pick the workshops that are most useful for you and work at your own pace.

Once you've got the basics, you’ll be off and running and ready to develop your own apps. You can work on your own projects with assistance from our Windows Phone MVPs, and of course there's the all-important opportunity to meet up with likeminded devs.

The camp kicks off at 9am and finish at 6pm. By registering and attending, you will receive (fanfare please) an exclusive Windows Phone Design Guide Sketch Pad as well as your own customized Hit & Run Windows Phone Camp T-shirt.

Spaces are limited, so register your place in the Windows Phone Camp today!

Got a question? You might find the answer below...

How much do I need to know about Windows Phone to attend this camp?

You don't need any prior experience or knowledge about Windows Phone or app development to attend. The purpose of the camp is to provide you with the basic skills and knowledge to get started with learning about Windows Phone app development.

Who can attend these camps?

Academics, Students, developers, hobbyist, technology enthusiasts. Everyone is welcome! All we ask is that you are ready and keen to learn about developing apps for Windows Phone.

How much does it cost to attend this camp?

Your luck's in - it's FREE.

What do I need to prepare in advance to make the most of this camp?

There are a basic set of things you should prepare before attending the camp. This includes bringing your own suitable laptop with the Windows Phone Developer tools installed (these are free), preferably the latest version of the tools.

It would also be useful if you could read the following documentation:

If you have a Windows Phone please bring it with you.

Are you holding these camps elsewhere in the country?

Yes, this is a series of Windows Phone Camps kicking off around the country. Follow us on Twitter (@ukmsdn) to see where we’re visiting next.

What if I've registered already and can't make it on the day?

Please let us know as soon as you can if you can't make the camp as there will be plenty of people who are keen to take your spot. Please respect the trainers and your fellow delegates by turning up if you've registered and committed. Thanks!

Who are Hit & Run?

They're do cool live on-site event screen-printing. You'll get the chance to create your very own t-shirt with your unique design at the end of the camp.

What’s the Windows Phone Design Sketch Pad?

In the spirit of highlighting good design, we intend to provide each attendee with an exclusive Windows Phone design sketch pad with Windows Phone design guidelines as well as open spaces and templates to sketch your next big Windows Phone app idea. Great stuff!

Register at the event of your choice below. Go on. You know you want to.

London - Saturday 17 September

Manchester - Saturday 24 September

Comments (8)

  1. Daniel says:

    Any chance of this event coming to Newcastle Upon Tyne at some point?

  2. Lee Stott says:


    Sorry at this time the events are only planned in Manchester and London however ensure you keep checking the MS Events Site for future events…/default.aspx

  3. tuan says:

    how do i register for manchester as i live there and love wp7

  4. Philip says:

    I hope that these events are re-run, preferably with additional venues although London would be OK if I wasn't on holiday ;-).




  6. Lee Stott says:


    If you want to register please simply click on the Manchester link above in the blog post or visit –…/EventDetail.aspx

  7. Lee Stott says:

    If your interested in Windows Phone development and cannot attend one of these sessions then check out – “Mango” Jump Start Videos 14 hours of FREE Online course content covering all aspects of Windows Phone development Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight, Expression, data storage, networks, user interface, XNA and the Marketplace. –…/windows-phone-mango-jump-start-videos-just-released.aspx

  8. Sachin says:

    Whether any upcoming phone(beta version) distribution will happen.

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